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Formation of Dormer to the Rear - 16 Montgomery Road Aberdeen - 180220
The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission for the formation of a dormer to the rear at 16 Montgomery Road Aberdeen, planning reference 180220.
Councillor Boulton as Chairperson gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken. She indicated that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mrs Lynsey McBain as regards the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Kristian Smith who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the case under consideration this day.
The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority hehad not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only. She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.
The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mrs McBain, Assistant Clerk in regards to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to certain more general aspects relating to the procedure.
In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Mr Roy Brown, Planning Technician; (2) the decision notice dated 17 April 2018; (3) copies of the plans showing the proposal; (4) links to the planning policies referred to in the delegated report; (5) and the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant.
The LRB was then addressed by Mr Smith who advised that the submitted Notice of Review was found to be valid and submitted within the relevant timeframes.
Mr Smith explained that the site subject to the review formed a 2 bedroomed two storey end of terrace house dating from the 1970s, with no dormers within the roof face of the terrace to which the proposal relates. The surrounding area is formed of similar housing and flats. The rooflight to the front elevation does not require planning permission, neither does the use of the roof space as accommodation.
It is proposed to provide a box dormer in the rear elevation, in order to provide a further two bedrooms within the roof space.
Mr Smith outlined thatthe request sought the review of the decision of the appointed officer to refuse the application under delegated powers and the stated reasons for refusal were as follows:-
The proposed dormer would be in direct conflict with the Supplementary Guidance: 'The Householder Development Guide' in that it would located on a prominent public elevation on a terrace, which is of a house type that is characteristic of the wider area of Hayton, where there are no examples of dormers. The dormer would be in conflict with the character and uniform pattern of development in the ... view the full minutes text for item 1.